One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude 1

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/06/2009

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Pipes and kettledrums herald the arrival of gypsies on their annual visit to Macondo, the newly founded village where Jose Arcadio Buendia and his strong-willed wife, Ursula, have started their new life. As the mysterious Melquiades excites Aureliano Buendia's father with new inventions and tales of adventure, neither can know the significance of the indecipherable manuscript that the old gypsy passes into their hands.
ISBN:
9780141045634
9780141045634
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-06-2009
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
432
Dimensions (mm):
180x110x31mm
Weight:
0.24kg

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  • An amazing piece of Literature

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    This book is simply a masterpiece that should be on the self of your book case or at least next to the coffee ring stain on your bedside table!

    The best synopsis i could find goes like this..

    The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.



    Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master.